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Old 06-21-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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Only a moron would put all of their personal data on a cloud out of their control.
For reasons like this, your dropbox account was wide open to anyone for 4 hours.

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Old 06-21-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Sure, when I have a 6GB/sec symmetric Internet connection (with no bandwidth cap) that reaches every corner of the globe with no chance of a provider suddenly deciding for whatever reason to delete or suspend my account (along with all my data) without recourse.
That, plus encryption that nobody else could crack to look at your personal files..
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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You do know that a Solid State Drive (SSD) is basically a Hard Drive without moving parts. So its still on-site storage. Its a natural progression from the days we used RAM as temporary storage to external thumb drives to now internal SSD's. The only way Cloud is going to work is if it syncs to it in the background without user having to click anything (similar to an mp3 device).
Yes, ofcourse, but they are not the same. You indicated never, and that it not true... it's already in progress.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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That, plus encryption that nobody else could crack to look at your personal files..
All encryption will be crack-able at some point in time as computers get faster. If we used gigabit encryption keys, we might make it until the year 2050 before it's crack-able. Who knows.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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The cloud and ISP need extremely high reliability. If the cloud or your ISP goes down, you won't be able to access your data. Amazon had a cloud outage that lasted several days back in April.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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All encryption will be crack-able at some point in time as computers get faster. If we used gigabit encryption keys, we might make it until the year 2050 before it's crack-able. Who knows.
And those faster computers will be capable of generating cutting-edge uncrackable keys...

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The cloud and ISP need extremely high reliability. If the cloud or your ISP goes down, you won't be able to access your data. Amazon had a cloud outage that lasted several days back in April.
I'd use the cloud for storing things that I want accessible on multiple computers. Say if I play a game on my laptop and also at home, I'd want to save the game on the cloud every time. (Like saving a city I make in SimCity to Dropbox for example..) And if the cloud loses my game's save, it's not a big deal, relatively speaking..
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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What's the purpose of having a hard drive when you can access all of your photos, MP3s, and documents through cloud?
i'm not exactly up to speed on all this..

but this "cloud" uses your internet bandwidth, right? unless something drastically changed in the past few years, that is more expensive and slower than the connection between your CPU and your local drive.

furthermore i like having some sense of control over my data. My desktop runs a 80GB SSD for apps, 1TB high speed disk for local media, 1TB removable drive for data on the go.... is the cloud that fast? i'm not clear on what benefits it would bring that would outweigh the speed, reliability, security and control i currently have over my data.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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I upload all my important pictures and videos to a photobucket pro account. $25/year (I got it free through trialpay), FTP access, unlimited bandwidth and space.

Other than pics and videos, the only other really important thing to me that I back up are my personal files that I need (copies of insurance cards, statements of any kind, etc) that are kept on a small portable hard drive that gets used 1 time per month to back up to.

Other than that, if my PC goes up in flames, I won't miss anything too much.




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i'm not exactly up to speed on all this..

but this "cloud" uses your internet bandwidth, right? unless something drastically changed in the past few years, that is more expensive and slower than the connection between your CPU and your local drive.

furthermore i like having some sense of control over my data.
No. You upload your photos/videos once to a server somewhere (aka, the "cloud"), and that server hosts your files for you. You don't host your own files.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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As per the OP :Will Cloud Make The Hard Drive Obsolete?

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You indicated never, and that it not true... it's already in progress.
It will be never. There will always be a need for on-site storage. It just may not be in format we are currently used to. So the name for it will change, but its function will stay the same.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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No. You upload your photos/videos once to a server somewhere (aka, the "cloud"), and that server hosts your files for you. You don't host your own files.
that makes no sense in relation to my post; it doesn't clear up anything i said, or answer anything i asked.
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